Editor’s Picks–April 2012

Men laying new hardwood flooring

Go Coastal

As part of its Gulf Coast recovery effort, Casart created a special coastal-inspired collection of removable wallcoverings, including the charming “Crawfish Cotillion” pattern. Available in 10 stylish color combinations, this “slipcover for your walls” is easy to put up and take down. Can you say “instant accent wall”? $268 for a small roll (52 in. wide x 96 in. high/34 sq. ft.); www.casartcoverings.com

Sustainable Chic

To help divert cast-off construction materials from landfills, local designer Dwayne Bass sought to recycle the material by turning it into three-dimensional artwork. The result is Rubblox, a sturdy indoor-outdoor furniture line made in Georgia with 97% recycled rubber, which comes in various shapes and sizes. $495 for an 18 in. cube; available in Atlanta at Kolo Collection, www.kolocollection.com

Details That Matter

The new Bruce® Rustic Heritage™ Collection features hand-scraped hardwood in birch, white oak, hickory and acacia in ¾ in.-thick and 4-5 in.-wide planks. With solid construction and a protective urethane finish, these floors are built to last. Try black acacia in Tinted Taupe (shown) for a warm, aged look. $6.99 per sq. ft.; available in Atlanta at Moda Floors & Interiors, www.modafloorsandinteriors.com.

Rock On

Merging high-performance sound with sleek design, the first-of-its-kind JAMBOX intelligent wireless speaker and speakerphone by Jawbone packs a big punch in a small package. The palm-sized multitasker’s proprietary acoustic drivers and passive bass radiator are capable of amplifying sounds from smartphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices 85 decibels for 10 continuous hours. $199.99; www.jawbone.com

Designer Door

Masonite’s new collection of router-carved medium-density fiberboard (MDF) interior doors, which debuted at the 2012 International Builders Show, offer custom looks at pre-manufactured prices. The CYMA line alone features 65 designs to choose from, all of which are inspired by classic architectural elements and precision-sculpted with fine details and dimension. $XX; available in Atlanta at Home Improvement Resources, www.homeimprovementresources.net

Color Burst

Even the smallest home helpers can make an impact on daily life. Available in a range of eye-catching colors, new Stoppy doorstops are made with flexible non-toxic rubber that is safe to use on any surface and can fill gaps up to 3 ½ inches. You may even find new uses for the contemporary wave-shaped device such as propping up books on a bookcase or squeezing as a stress reliever. $7.99; Target, www.target.comBrowse our 7 New Landscaping Products for 2012.

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